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> This will create slack space, which averages half a block per file.
This line is specious. It assumes an even distribution of file-sizes from one end of the distribution (modulus block-size) to the other. This is not guaranteed, even when all files on all systems in the world are considered. For example, it could be that of all files, a disproportionately large number have an even number of bytes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Synetech (talk • contribs) 06:30, 23 December 2011 (UTC)
Setting a large block size wastes disk space but does it have a benefit? Having a small block size on the other hand saves disk space but is there a drawback? 126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:06, 3 December 2012 (UTC)